Strengthen Your Lungs & Immune System With 2 Simple Breathing Exercises

Strengthen Your Lungs & Immune System With 2 Simple Breathing Exercises

Apr 09, 2020

Have you been wondering if there’s anything you can do to help and protect yourself from getting sick during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Do you want to know how to strengthen your body from the inside out so that it can function at its best in case you need it?

In the coming week, I want to share a few simple and enjoyable embodiment practices with you that can help you detoxify, cleanse and strengthen your immune system for when you need it the most.

While we can never fully control whether we get sick or infected or not, I want you to know that you absolutely can influence your immune system and strengthen it so that you give your body the best chance of dealing with whatever comes your way. 

You may have seen a lot of articles pop up already on how to boost your immune system lately, anywhere from eating more healthy, to taking supplements and spending time in nature. 

That’s why in this new 3-part series, I want to offer you a slightly different approach which is mainly focussed on strengthening your lungs. 

To help you do this, I want to focus on 3 specific breathwork, yoga, and meditation practices. 

Here’s why strengthening your lungs is so important.

Your lungs are one of the biggest detoxification organs in your body. As COVID-19 is a virus that affects the lungs it’s very important to engage in extra practices to keep them healthy and strong. 

One of the easiest and quickest ways to do this is by doing breathwork, which is what I want to talk about today.

 

As I’m sure you can relate to, a lot of people are experiencing an enormous amount of stress right now. And when we are stressed, we automatically tend to breathe in a very shallow way.

As a result, the lowest part of our lungs often don’t get enough oxygenated air, which results in even more stress and anxiety. It’s like a negative cycle that we can get stuck in continuously.

This stress response then suppresses our immune system, which increases our susceptibility to colds and other illnesses like anxiety and depression.

When you breathe in deeply and fully, on the other hand, you trigger what scientists call the relaxation response, a technique that was developed in the 1970s by cardiologist Dr. Herbert Benson and that has been used in yogic traditions for centuries.

When you breathe in deeply, you supply your body with more oxygen, which kills pathogens in your body.

And by breathing out fully, you allow the lungs to expel toxins from the whole body.

Breathing more deeply also slows down your heartbeat and lowers your blood pressure. Plus, it calms your brain as your breath dictates your mind.

That’s why doing breathing exercises is one of the easiest ways to strengthen your immune system fast, as well as gain instant relief from any anxiety you might be feeling.

Harvard Health even mentioned breathwork as one of their top recommended practices for reducing coronavirus anxiety (as well as yoga and meditation, which I will cover in the coming week.)

I’ve just created a new video for you in which I’m sharing 2 simple breathing practices that you can practice right away. You will learn:

  • How shallow versus deep breathing affects your body and mind
  • A short breathing exercise called the 1-minute-breath that can instantly calm you 
  • The breath-of-fire exercise to help cleanse and energize your system

Watch the video below to access the breathing exercises and start boosting your immune system today.

I hope these simple practices bring you relief and the realization that you have a lot more control over your inner state and wellbeing than you might think. 

Remember: your breath is always with you. 

You can practice deep breathing anywhere at any time, even while watching TV or listening to a friend, and access a calmer state of being almost instantly. 

Much love
Amor

Dennis

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